The Pacato is one of the most discreet universal-fit plugs available with a flush fitting filter that enables the plug to sit comfortably in the ear with no protrusion making them ideal for use under headwear or in any situation where discretion for the wearer is desired.
Offering an average of 19dB protection the Pacato is suitable for use in most amplified music or other loud noise environments keeping your hearing safe from damaging exposure to excessive noise but ensuring that you stay involved in the performance. Using Pacato earplugs you can enjoy your music at a level that suits you without losing the fidelity of the sound as you might with foam earplugs, in addition, the Pacato keeps all the atmosphere allowing you to hear what's going on around you and communicate clearly with others so you don't have to feel isolated from the music, the atmosphere or the people to keep your hearing safe from harm.
Trying to create a natural sounding earplug is no mean feat as far as your own voice is concerned because, as you will have experienced, when you block off your ear canal your own voice starts to boom inside your head, this is what we call occlusion. Occlusion is caused by sound that is carried to your ear canal through the cartilage at the side of your head and usually escapes through the open ear canal so is not heard. When we block off the canal this sound cannot escape and so creates that booming effect.
A large amount of occlusion can be eliminated by ensuring that the earplug sits deep enough into the ear canal to extend past the cartilage so that the sound hits the plug and is deadened rather than entering the canal at all but the Pacato filters go one step further. The Pacato is vented to allow sound to pass both ways which means that remaining sound can escape directly through the filter providing one of the most natural sounding earplugs available.
The Pacato also offers resilience to moisture and wax build up. Being sheilded from external moisture with the hard outer shell means that the fabric filter membrane is protected from the elements so your earplug will keep on performing in adverse conditions but, in addition, the filters and plugs can be cleaned to keep them performing for years to come.
The Pataco plugs from ACS offer a perfect cost-effective solution to protect your hearing in a variety of environments whilst making sure that you get one of the most natural sounding earplugs available.
Carry case included.
MusicSafe Pro is the only hearing protection for musicians with three exchangeable filter sets for low, medium and high protection. These unique AlpineAcousticFilters with selective absorption guarantee optimal protection against harmful noise levels, while preserving excellent music quality. Depending on the instrument you are playing, your position on the stage or the kind of music you are playing, you can always choose the protection that suits you most. The Alpine MusicSafe Pro earplugs do not make you feel isolated, allowing you to remain in touch with your surroundings, for instance during a studio recording. This allows for optimal performance.
The MusicSafe Pro acoustic earplugs are produced from very soft, flexible and durable AlpineThermoShape material. Due to the warmth of the ear it adapts to the shape of the auditory duct. Therefore, MusicSafe Pro is very comfortable to wear. Should the earplug be too big, you can easily adjust it to the right size.
The safe and statutory limit to which the hearing may be exposed is 80 decibel. Regular noise above 80 decibels will irrevocably lead to hearing damage. Official reports show that the limit of 80 dB is soon exceeded. For instance, at concerts, noise levels up to 120 dB can be measures. For rock musicians, the harmful noises are mainly produced by the drums and the amplifiers, whereas for classical musicians, their own instruments and those of others greatly affect their hearing. The following values shows how soon the maximum exposing time is reached:
Noise level Maximum exposure without hearing protection
86 dB 2 hours
89 dB 1 hour
92 dB 30 minutes
94 dB 15 minutes
98 dB 7 minutes
102 dB 3 minutes
106 dB 90 seconds
Depending on your situation, the instrument you're playing and where you are playing it, you can choose your own absorption. For instance, as a drummer, you'll require higher absorption levels than when you're a singer.
MusicSafe Pro earplugs last longer if you if you look after them. Clean them regularly using lukewarm water and a little soap.
Dual-Flange Silicone Rubber Design for comfort and a great acoustic seal that fits most adults
Low-profile Stem Design for a less noticeable appearance on stage, at the concert or at the club
Interchangeable attenuation filters that let you choose the level of attenuation you need in specific situations
Natural Sound Technology to clearly hear your music and voices at a comfortable, safe volume
Sturdy and stylish silver-coloured hard plastic carry/storage case
Therefore, excellent hearing protection is essential during repetitions, performances and concerts. Alpine luxury model MusicSafe Pro has been specifically developed for performers.
MusicSafe Pro contains three different and exchangeable sets of music filters with outstanding sound characteristics with low, medium and high attenuation rates. These special music filters guarantee an optimal protection without loss of clarity, while at the same time you can perfectly enjoy the music.
MusicSafe Pro earplugs are produced from a very soft, flexible and durable thermoplastic material. Due to the warmth of the ear it adapts to the shape of the auditory duct. Therefore, MusicSafe Pro is very comfortable to wear. MusicSafe Pro earplugs with special music filters are an open system, so that one has no feeling of isolation.
Specifically designed for musicians, DJ's, sound engineers, concert-goers and music enthusiasts, the Lin-Ear PR20 will enable the user to listen to loud music in perfect clarity, yet maintain the live atmosphere without risking hearing damage. The PR20's advanced membrane technology acoustic filter will provide natural undistorted sound with minimal occlusion effect, that's often associated with earplugs. The vented design of the Lin-Ear allows the trapped sound to escape through the acoustic filter as if your ear was open, leaving you with the most natural sound available.
(An occlusion is caused by sound carried to your ears through bone or cartilage conduction, normally this is unheard and escapes through the open ear but if your ear is blocked by an earplug the sound becomes trapped and a booming low frequency effect will occur causing an uncomfortable sensation.)
The filter also allows air to circulate within the ear canal for all day comfort, having undergone full environmental testing in extreme conditions. A detachable elasticated lanyard cord is also included. The filter can be simply removed and replaced to enable the eartips to be cleaned in warm soapy water for hygiene purposes. The ShooterPlugz filters can be fitted to custom moulds for extra added comfort if required.
ProGuard SleepPlugz will reduce the sound level by a CE certified 24dB, eliminating or reducing sound to a non intrusive level and not totally block it. Allowing you to still hear your morning alarm call or any audible warnings but will be enough to enable you to get a decent night sleep. For example some snoring can be as loud as 90dB that's probably the same as a car horn, the SleepPlugz will reduce this down to around 65dB a much more tolerable level. Most moderate snorers are about 70-75dB, the reduction is down to 50dB, so sleep is much easier.
SleepPlugz' elegant design also offers an open air passage to the ear, minimising the occlusion effect*, whilst keeping the ear ventilated and cool for optimum comfort during the night.
Supplied with two sizes of soft, pliable eartips to suit most ears, they will slip easily into your ear without any discomfort. Just remember it may sound unnaturally quiet for the first night. After that you'll wonder why you didn't use them earlier.
*Occlusion effect occurs when using some earplugs, typically low frequencies of your own voice can be transmitted through bone conduction.